If you’ve got a commercial business with a flat roof, you may think it’s in great shape and not realize it has problems until you experience damage inside your facility. That’s because it can be tough to tell when there’s a problem on a flat roof.
Commercial buildings have different needs than residential buildings. One of the biggest differences in the way commercial buildings are built in recent years is the rise in popularity for the single-ply roof. Most modern commercial buildings now use single-ply flat roofs. But what are the advantages of a single ply roof for your building and how does it work?
There is a wide range of factors to take into consideration when choosing your commercial roof. Cost, quality, and durability are all key elements to be taken into account. One of the most important considerations you might have overlooked is LEED certification. LEED certification stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a certification program sponsored by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
It is recommended that you have a commercial roof inspection performed every six to 12 months. The frequency in which you need your roof inspected varies based on the age of your roof, the type of commercial roof you have in place and the condition of your commercial roof. Commercial roof inspections take time and they cost money. As such, you may find yourself wondering if this is something you really need to do and why. Here are three reasons why routine commercial roof inspections are a must for any commercial building.
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Flat roofs are sometimes utilized to great effect with residential home designs but are typically considered for industrial or commercial buildings. Flat roofs provide a proven rugged durability which will likely outlive your lifespan, but everything has a breaking point and even flat roofs need maintenance or on occasion have to be replaced.
Many people don’t realize just how intricate their roofing system is. A flat roof
is designed to be simple, economical, yet durable over the years. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, although it is designed with the idea of regular inspection
. If an aspect of the roof design is compromised it will eventually result in a leak. Inspections are important because eventually a component will wear out or be damaged by an outside force and begin a leak.